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A Sam (and David) Hober Tie Appreciation Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by in stitches, May 24, 2011.

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  1. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    get it before they run out!!!!


    dude, aside from the fact i went 4 fold that is the same as mine. what weave of grenadine did you pick?

    cant wait to see pics of your finished item.
     
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  2. UglyJoe

    UglyJoe Well-Known Member

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    Fina. It's frickin' sweet.
     
  3. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    ZOMG!!! me too.

    lets see some pics, ASNAP!!
     
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    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    thanks david. i never thought about that, but its good information to have.
     
  5. Ricini

    Ricini Active Member

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    David,

    Any word on when you'll be restocking the cashmere black warp?

    Best,
    Ricini
     
  6. taxgenius

    taxgenius Senior member

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    A question on tie length. I wear a size 39 short jacket and like my tie to hit my belt buckle and perhaps a half inch below. What is the recommended tie length?
     
  7. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    same question for the glen plaid in the smaller scale.

    thanks.
     
  8. scurvyfreedman

    scurvyfreedman Senior member

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    David has a very good tutorial on estimating length for your first order on his website.

    If I recall, the best way is to take your best fitting tie in the knot you favor, and put it on. Measure that tie. Subtract or add any length from that length as needed to have it reach the goal length. David suggests having two inches difference between the rear blade and front blade when tied.

    After you get your first order you can adjust accordingly.

    As an FYI- I also wear a 39-40s jacket. I have a 16.25" neck and get my tie at 55".
     
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  9. New Shoes1

    New Shoes1 Senior member

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    This.
     
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  10. mattcritchlow

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    seconded. also curious about restock of these.
     
  11. Sam Hober

    Sam Hober Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Ricini,

    I will be posting on the front page of our site silk updates and for other silk questions please email me - thank you.

    TaxGenius,

    ScurvyFreedman Has answered your question well.

    A few thoughts - it is important to actually measure, as some gentlemen have long or short upper torsos which can really change the measurements.

    Also the big end of your tie should be where you like it not where it makes a nice knot.

    Generally a half-Windsor needs an extra 2 inches in length compared to a four-in-hand knot.

    Grenadines can stretch over time, especially the longer lengths.

    The 2 inches difference between the long and small ends are a classic style point - however, some gentlemen prefer the small and big ends to be even. In that case getting the correct length is even more important.
     
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    Yes, very nice.
     
  15. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    postman! please hurry up. :fu:
     
  16. Sam Hober

    Sam Hober Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    It should be there any minute now.....

    You can camp out by your mailbox.



    Depart USPS Sort Facility


    August 27, 2012, 11:04 pm


    NY Registered Mail[​IMG]
     
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    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    Lol.

    Yeah, i saw that. Was in NY already 2 days ago. Was hoping to have it before i went away for the weekend. Oh well, it should be a welcome home package.

    :)
     
  18. cold war painter

    cold war painter Senior member

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    The happy conjunction of a package arriving, a sunny day and a charged camera battery occurred today.

    These did not all come at once but they are all Hobers:

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    Black silk, charcoal grey silk, black garza grossa:

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    Dark blue garza fina, navy challis wool, midnight blue linen:

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    Dark navy cotton, tartan Irish poplin, madder printed silk:

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    More pics/details for those interested.



    Also, I seem to have accidentally come by an extra set of challis solid wool swatches (CHSOT) if anyone wants it, no charge just send a PM.
     
  19. Vodking

    Vodking Well-Known Member

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    I've just ordered my first Sam Hober necktie in burgundy grenadine prometeo silk with a lined four fold construction.

    It's for my graduation ceremony in October, where I will be wearing a mid to dark grey suit, with a white shirt and a black academic gown with a yellow/gold hood.

    Naturally, I requested a contrasting bar tack in yellow/gold to match my hood (not that anyone will see it) but it should form a nice souvenir of the occasion!

    Finding a necktie colour that co-ordinates with white shirt, black gown, and yellow/gold hood was difficult (Manton's 'How to wear a white shirt' thread wrote off most possibilities) but I think the burgundy should do it while also being a colour that I will enjoy wearing in the office with grey and navy suits and blue shirts.

    Can't wait for it to arrive - I'll be sure to post pics when it does.

    All the best,

    Tim
     
  20. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    great ties, cold war painter.

    mine were delivered yesterday, and should be waiting on my desk when i return to work. :slayer:
     

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